Maxthon International Limited, China-based developer of the Maxthon web browser for the Windows operating system, has begun testing a new feature for their browser. In this new addition floating windows allow users to watch two videos at once or watch videos while using a different web page entirely.
To activate this feature the “Float button” option must be enabled in the Maxthon Browser’s configuration panel. This will then cause a “Detach Video” button to appear in the upper right-hand corner of videos. Clicking the button detaches the video from the main page allowing the user to drag it anywhere on screen (or to a second screen should a user have dual monitors) and the video is automatically set to stay on top of other windows.
The video can be hidden by use of another button and when closed the browser automatically reattaches the video to the original window. Maxthon developers released version 2.5.6 yesterday with the detach video button live. This feature is already supported by a slew of popular videos site including Youtube, Hulu, Yahoo Video, Shockwave.com, Truveo, AOL Video On Demand, Heavy.com and Atom.
If you want to give the Maxthon browser a try, download it here (Maxthon is Windows-only).